Singapore’s Asian Civilizations Museum bought more than $1 million of art from disgraced Manhattan antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor, according to business records from Kapoor’s Art of the Past gallery. Invoices that Kapoor sent to the ACM between 1997 and 2010 detail more than two dozen objects he sold, including nine antiquities of unclear provenance. (Kapoor also sold Indian manuscripts and paintings that to date have not be the subject of law enforcement investigations. Our complete Kapoor coverage here.) Most of the invoices were directed to the ACM’s former senior curator for South Asia, Dr. Gauri Krishnan. Krishnan is now director of the Indian Heritage Centre at Singapore’s National Heritage Board. The ACM did not respond to a request for comment.
- Local P3 teacher asks students to reflect on MH17, you'll be shocked by their responses
- 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
- SIA plane was in the same danger as MH17, reportedly a mere 25kms behind MH17
- Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
- Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
- The only S'porean Singer chosen for The Voice China is forced to pull out because of NS
- We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
- S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?
- Govt increases their own salaries and CPF minimum sum but wages remain stagnant
- Dear TRS, A Malay couple stole my cat and refuse to return her despite me calling police
As a Prime Minister in a quasi-authoritarian regime with the Mass Media under his thumb, Lee Hsien Loong can opt to rebut Roy Ngerng in public space with full and positive coverage guaranteed by his lapdogs. Yet he chose to take Roy to court and even rejected the latter's offer of $5000 compensation as "derisory". Why? We can't think of any plausible reason except that: 1. He is seeking revenge and want to exact maximum pain on Roy for daring to belittle him, in the process using this to caution other vocal critics.
A vain Malaysian man who ordered a penis enlarger online was stunned when the device was delivered - a magnifying glass! To add insult to injury the magnifying glass came with an instruction that would at least prevent the man from causing injury to himself. It read: Do Not Use in Sunlight. A Malaysian man identified only as Ong has complained after he spent the equivalent of £100 on a penis enlarger online, but was sent a magnifying glass worth just £5 instead
To ask the Minister for Education for each of the last two years (a) what is the number of Primary 1 places given to children of community leaders; (b) what is the average years of service which these community leaders have served; and (c) what is the breakdown of these community leaders belonging to People’s Association, religious groups or clans, and voluntary welfare organisations respectively.
The Singapore Human Resources Institute has said that wages can only increase if productivity improves. The National Wage Council had earlier recommended that low wage workers, defined as those earning less than $1000 a month should receive a minimum pay rise of $60. Unionists had called on the wage ceiling of $1000 to be increased so that those earning up to $1200 could also benefit from the $60+ increase in wages.
Mr Tan Kim Hock, a pastor at City Harvest Church, has been issued a warning from the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) for two tweets which were considered contempt of court. Mr Tan had posted two tweets which implied that the Straits Times had received 'preferential and privileged' access, by the state courts, to the decision of Judge See Kee Oon.
As promised, I will continue to update on the funds that are coming in. We have reached our target of $70,000 for the legal fees for the court case. You can read more about what the court case is about and the fund raising appeal here. I would like to thank everyone for your continued support. We are now awaiting the pre-trial on 4 July 2014, before the court case is decided. Meanwhile, we are working towards the 7 June event this Saturday, #ReturnOurCPF. Do join us at the event as we discuss about the CPF.
Two teenagers were sentenced to probation on Tuesday for their part in robbing a taxi driver in February. Muhammad Fauzi Fitri Kamaruzaman, 18, Muhammad Aizan Abdullah, 17, and another friend had decided to rob a taxi. In the early morning of February 2nd, the three teens had gotten into a taxi and had been taken to a quiet location where they held the taxi driver from behind by his neck and assaulted him while one of them took a money pouch the man had in his cab.
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today served news portal Malaysiakini with a writ of summons over readers comments published by the website. The writ and statement of claim was delivered by hand to the news portal at its Bangsar office today. Named as defendants are Malaysiakini publisher Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, editor-in-chief Steven Gan and chief editor Fathi Aris Omar.